Send items for the Community Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Today

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will open its Eleventh Anniversary Celebration Season with a gala concert at 4 p.m. today at the Gwinnett Center - Performing Arts Hall. For more information, call 770-623-8623.

The Open House for Hebron Christian Academy will be held from 2 to

3 p.m. for K-fifth grade at the elementary campus, 2975 Old Peachtree Road, and from 3 to 4 p.m. for sixth- to 12th-grade at the middle/high school campus, 570 Dacula Road today. For more information, call 770-962-5423.

Monday

Southern Wings Bird Club will be meeting at

7 p.m. Monday in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Bldg., Second Floor, Conference Room C, 75 Langley. Todd Schneider, a biologist with the Georgia Department of DNR Wildlife Resources Development, will be speaking. For more information, call 770-277-1461 or e-mail southernwingsbc@yahoo.com.

Tuesday

The six week session of watercolor classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon starting Tuesday at the Sugar Hill Community Center. For more information on dates, call 770-831-7413.

Thursday

Perimeter School will perform "Willy Wonka Jr." at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. For more information, call 678-405-2300 or visit www.perimeterschool.org.

Saturday

The Gwinnett History Museum presents Pioneer Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 770-822-5178 or e-mail gwinnetthistorymuseum@gwinnettcounty.com.

Southeastern Railway Museum will be having a day of kid activities, and a visit from Santa from

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth. For more information, call 770-476-2013.

Santa's Arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gwinnett Place Mall. For more information, visit www.simon.com.

Enjoy milk and cookies with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gwinnett Place Mall. For more information, visit www.simon.com.

A Santa Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Discover Mills Mall. For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.

God's Heart Ministries invites children of all ages to The Little Lights Youth Meeting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 3881 Stone Mountain Highway, Suite 4. For more information, call 877-202-8981.

Gwinnett County novelist Lillian Faulkner Baggett will sign copies of her novel, "Out of Eden: A Saga of the South," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Borders in the Mall of Georgia. For more information, e-mail jlbaggett@bellsouth.net.

The Gwinnett Parkinson's Support Group meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mango Room at Glancy Rehabilitation Center, 3215 McClure Bridge Road in Duluth. For more information, call Dottie at 770-623-1984 or Sharon Hansen at 678-312-6175.

Nov. 17

Pet Photos with Santa will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 8 at Gwinnett Place Mall. For more information, visit www.simon.com.

Newborns in Need, Sugar Hill Chapter will host their monthly meeting with the chapter's birthday celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Sugar Hill. For more information, call 770-781-8303 or e-mail sugarhillga@newbornsinneed.org.

Nov. 19

The Community Council of Gwinnett County, a networking resources partnership, will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Five Forks Public Library. This month's speaker is Annie Copeland. For more information, call 770-982-4820 or visit www.commcouncilgc.org.

Nov. 20

The Gwinnett Council for Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Gwinnett Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road. For more information, e-mail Pat Boone at boone4173@bellsouth.net.

The Button Gwinnett Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its November meeting at noon Nov. 20 at John Boy's Restaurant, 3050 W. Main St. For more information, call 678-344-9986.

Nov. 21

Brookwood High School Performing Arts will present "Dancing Under the Stars" at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Brookwood High School.

Nov. 23

Simon Evening of Giving will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

Dec. 2

The Gwinnett History Museum presents Home School Day featuring fun activities with fellow homeschoolers ages 11 and up on Dec. 2 at 455 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $3 per student. For more information and to register, call 770-822-5178 or e-mail gwinnetthistorymuseum@

gwinnettcounty.com.

Nov. 24

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Publix, 4840 Golden Parkway, Buford. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at Bodyplex, Buford Drive, Buford. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Nov. 25

LifeSouth Country is holding a Dacula Community Blood Drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Kroger, 2700 Braselton Highway, Dacula. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Nov. 28

Diana M. Hawkins will be reading and signing copies of her book, "Lumpy the Elephant," at

11 a.m. Nov 28 and 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Books for Less, 2815 Buford Drive. For more information, call 404-964-1452.

Nov. 29

LifeSouth Country is holding a Buford Community Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Stevie B's, 1950 Buford Mill Drive, Buford. All donors will receive a complimentary pizza buffet (with purchase of a drink) from Stevie B's. Must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more. Photo ID required. For more information, call 770-538-0500.

Dec. 5

The 26th Annual 11 Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon will be held from 5 a.m. to

7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Discover Mills. For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.

The Lilburn Festival of Christmas will begin Dec. 5. The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 6 p.m. at Lilburn City Park and there will be a Christmas Concert at

8 p.m. at Lilburn First Baptist Church. For more information, visit www.lilburnparade.org.

Dec. 6

Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

The annual Holiday Festival and Parade will be taking place on Dec. 6. The Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to

5 p.m. The parade itself will begin at 2:30, and will travel from Tannery Row to the Bona Allen Mansion. For more information, visit www.visitbuford.com.

The Lilburn Festival of Christmas will continue on Dec. 6. The Lilburn Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Christmas in the Park will be held from

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lilburn City Park. The Candlelight Tour of Lilburn historic homes will run from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lilburnparade.org.

Dec. 7

Pet Photos with Santa will be from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mallofgeorgia.com.

Pet Photos with Santa will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7&14 at Discover Mills Mall. For more information, visit www.discovermills.com.

The Loganville Woman's Club Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Five homes will be featured. For more information, call 770-466-0574 or 770-490-3746.

Ongoing

The Asian American Resource Center offers English literacy and civics classes at the Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. Levels one through four are offered for adults who want to learn English and those who want to advance their knowledge of the English language. For more information and class schedule, call 770-638-5661.

Heartland Hospice in Buford is seeking volunteers. The hospice is looking for "friendly visitors" who will sit with patients to keep them company, read or help them write letters, or give care givers a break. Also needed is an administrative and special projects volunteer for the Buford office, as well as musicians and singers to be part of a choir. Training is provided. Call Cheryl Burney at 770-880-7021.

The NAACP Gwinnett County Branch is offering "Got Stopped - You and the Law," a series of free training courses for teens on how to interact with law enforcement officials. For information, call 770-972-9722.

MOMS Club of Lawrenceville-South offers daytime activities for at-home mothers and children. Activities include playgroups, field trips, parties, community service and moms' night out. E-mail momsclublvillesouth@hotmail.com or visit www.momsclub.org.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is presenting the "Gifts from Africa: Bronzes, Art and Artifacts" exhibit through December in the Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 770-623-6002 for more information.

The Bereavement Support Groups meets from

7 to 8:30 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month at Duluth First United Methodist Church located at 3208 Highway 120 in Duluth. For more information, call 770-476-3776.

The Mountain Shadow Garden Club's annual "Pecans for the Holidays" sale will begin in early November when the 2008 harvest of Georgia pecans will be available from the Camilla supplier. To purchase, e-mail jmtucker23@comcast.net or call 770-934-4726.

The Buford Lanier Woman's Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sugar Hill Community Center, 1166 Church St. in Sugar Hill. For more information, visit www.bufordlanierwomansclub.

The Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group will meet every Tuesday starting on Nov. 18 at Duluth First United Methodist Church, 3208 Highway 120, Duluth. For more information, call 770-476-3776, ext. 15.

The Impact Group offers free housing counseling and classes to residents facing foreclosure or seeking to buy a new home. They are located at 1845 Satellite Boulevard. For more information, call 678-808-4477 or visit www.theimpact

group.org.

Monday

A Support Group for Lymphedema Patients will be held 1 p.m. every third Monday at O'Kelly Memorial Library in Loganville. For more information, call Evelyn Briscoe at 770-466-8483 or e-mail briscoeg@bellsouth.net.

It Won't Happen to Me, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number of teen deaths resulting from automobile accidents, holds a teen victim impact panel at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-289-8598 or visit www.itwonthappentome.org.

Serenity Lakes Wellness Center offers Tai Chi classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the center, 3444 Club Drive in Lawrenceville. The cost is $18 per class or $120 for eight classes. Call 678-924-6868 or visit www.serenitylakes.com.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence offers support groups for battered women to share their experiences and learn about safety and legal rights. A Gwinnett support group for women meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in Lawrenceville, and a support group for women who speak Spanish meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in Norcross. For the exact location, call 770-963-9799.

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 S. in Lawrenceville. All voice parts needed. Call 404-223-9962 or visit gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Expressionism art classes are offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Hobby Lobby, 665 Duluth Highway, Suite 601, in Lawrenceville. The program continues until the end of the year. Call Jimmie at 678-791-3698 or visit www.joniquedesign.com.

Families Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Level Creek United Methodist Church, in the church parlor, 4844 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 404-725-4861 or visit www.familiesanonymous.org.

The Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus holds rehearsals from 7:30 to

10 p.m. Mondays at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth.

Call 770-978-8053 or visit www.stonemountain

chorus.org.

The Lawrenceville Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Lil' River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Call 770-831-7951.

The Peachtree Corners Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Carlyle House, 173 S. Peachtree St. in Norcross. Call 770-729-9708.

A senior water exercise class offered by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is held at Mountain Park Pool in Lilburn at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is $2 per class. Registration is not required. Call 770-564-4650.

Senior fitness classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the George Pierce Park Senior Fitness Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee. The cost is $54 for six weeks. Call 770-945-0594.

AIDGwinnet offers testing for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 3075 Breckinridge Blvd., Suite 415, in Duluth. Testing is anonymous and confidential, and no needle is used. Test results in eight days are free, and results in 20 minutes cost $20. Call 678-990-6421 or visit www.aidgwinnett.org.

Duplicate bridge for seniors is played from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Grayson Senior Center, 475 Grayson Parkway in Grayson. The cost is $2, and the group guarantees a partner. Call Dottie at 770-979-2849 or visit www.cityofgrayson.org.

The Pinckneyville Writers group meets from 7 to

9 p.m. Mondays at the Pinckneyville Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. Meetings are free. Call 770-417-2200.

Georgia Connection, a women's four-part harmony chorus, rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Road in Lilburn. Call 770-717-4031 or visit www.gaconnection.org.